Category : flickr

Single leaf

“If I pick up a single leaf and go into the city, I move the whole mountain.” ~ Yuan wu (1063-1135)

Citizen by El Bocho

IMGP8202-el-bocho I’ve deliberately used a wide shot here so you can see the art work in relation to the surrounds. Top right you can see two of the major characters used by El Bocho, one of the melancholy looking girls known as “Citizens” and further right, “Little Lucy” The beanie of the girls head says

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Berliner Mauer

Berliner Mauer Getting towards the end of my time in Berlin I thought it only appropriate to put this up, Berliner Mauer or the Berlin Wall. It made me feel a bit old as historically speaking I was alive at the time the wall was constructed, lived through the years of its use, and remember

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Herman Bar

Two Swedes and an Australian sit down in a craft beer bar in Berlin run by a Belgian. What could possibly go wrong? #craftbeer http://bit.ly/1iIPXFk Although I didn’t go to a huge number of craft beer places while in Berlin, this is one of the best for its variety of very good beers. Bart really

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Käthe Kollwitz museum

Käthe Kollwitz museum It would be difficult to live in Prenzlauer for a month and not come across the name Käthe Kollwitz. There is a street and a platz, and a large statue of her in the berg ( flic.kr/p/ned3GC ). Elsewhere an enlarged reproduction of her sculpture ‘Mother with her Dead Son’ is the

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Central atrium Berggruen Museum

Central atrium Berggruen Museum Terrific day at Berggruen Museum and the associated gallery at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. Berggruen has the annex under renovation at the moment so the Paul Klee part of the exhibition is housed across the road at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. . . This view is looking up into the Museum dome with a sculpture

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United enemies.

United enemies United Enemies, by the German artist Thomas Schütte in the gardens of the Berggruen Museum. (http://bit.ly/1iyj6aw…). These two sculptures have been shown in Central Park, New York and in the Kensington Gardens, London. They appear to show political enemies tied together, but rather than heroic seeming, they appear in pain or in confusion.

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Kunsthaus Tacheles

Kunsthaus Tacheles This is Kunsthaus Tacheles, or Art House Tacheles. These days it is a deteriorating shell, but like much of this sort of of complex its history makes fascinating reading, from days as an early style of department store, to being the central office for the Nazi SS in WWII. Currently owned by a

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin Hauptbahnhof If you have a thing about trains and transport generally then you might find your inner geek with Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Its like a five level glass cathedral to train travel. I say five levels as ‘five floors” wouldn’t really give the right perspective of how big it is. This is the top level

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Fraternal Kiss

Fraternal Kiss The East Side Gallery is a collection of artworks painted on the remnants of the Berlin Wall as it runs along the River Spree. The one I am in front off front off is by the Russian painter Dmitri Vrubel, called “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love”. All up 105

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